An Evening with Elizabeth Acevedo

Tulane University is hosting the online event “An Evening with Elizabeth Acevedo” on March 23, 2021, at 6:00pm. Sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Newcomb Institute.

Acevedo presents her third book, Clap When You Land, and discusses her writing process and performance background. The discussion will be followed by a reading.

Poet, novelist, and National Poetry Slam Champion, Elizabeth Acevedo was born and raised in New York City, the only daughter of Dominican immigrants. She is the author of Clap When You Land (Quill Tree Books, 2020); With the Fire On High, (Harper, 2019); the New York Times best-selling and award-winning novel, The Poet X. (HarperCollins, 2018), winner of the 2018 National Book Award for Young Adult Fiction, the 2019 Michael L. Printz Award, and the Carnegie Medal; and the poetry chapbook Beastgirl & Other Origin Myths. (YesYes Books, 2016), a collection of folkloric poems centered on the historical, mythological, gendered and geographic experiences of a first-generation American woman. From the border in the Dominican Republic, to the bustling streets of New York City, Acevedo’s writing celebrates a rich cultural heritage from the island, inherited and adapted by its diaspora, while at the same time rages against its colonial legacies of oppression and exploitation. The beauty and power of much of her work lies at the tensioned crossroads of these competing, yet complementary, desires.

This online program is free and open to the public. It is part of our ongoing series of public engagement programs with Latinx writers that explore Latin America, race, and identity. Read more about Acevedo’s work in this recent article from The Atlantic.

[. . .] Please help us to support local bookstores by purchasing any copies of Acevedo’s books at Tubby & Coo’s.

For more information, please email crcrts@tulane.edu or call 504.865.5164.Newcomb Institute Stone Center for Latin American Studies

Please RSVP via the web at https://tulane.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7xOkyUvSQyyHd23W1bApzw or

For more information contact: Denise Woltering Vargas via email to rtsclas@tulane.edu or by phone at 504-862-3143
Registration in this Zoom webinar is required.
For more information on this event, please visit https://stonecenter.tulane.edu/articles/detail/3218/An-Evening-with-Multi-Award-Winning-Author-Elizabeth-Acevedo

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